By Emily Mahoney / Tampa Bay Times
In a quick four-minute appearance on MSNBC Monday afternoon, former Congressmen Patrick Murphy and David Jolly gave what seemed to be an elevator pitch for their potential run for governor and lieutenant governor.
“The reality is most Floridians disagree on issues but they have to choose on lane or the other,” Jolly said. “We’re talking about a lane where everybody has a home.”
Under the proposed plan, Murphy, a Democrat, would run for governor and would nominate Jolly, a Republican, as his running mate after making it through the primary.
The cable news spot — set against a “Purple Ticket?” broadcast news banner — marked the pair’s first national TV appearance together, after a tour of college campuses and local TV stations discussing gridlock in Washington and the need for more bipartisanship. Jolly also is a regular guest on MSNBC and Fox who often criticizes President Trump.
One issue Murphy and Jolly highlighted where they find common ground is that of gun control. Ten students and teachers were killed at a school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas on Friday.
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